Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Boredom -christiansquoting.org.uk

Marx, Darwin and Freud are the three most crashing bores of the Western World. Simplistic popularization of their ideas has thrust our world into a mental straitjacket from which we can only escape by the most anarchic violence. - William Golding (1911-1993) : Belief and Creativity, lecture, 11 Apr, 1980.

Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return. Samuel Johnson (Boswell: Life of Johnson)

A dull country magistrate gave Johnson a long tedious account of his exercising his criminal jurisdiction, the result of which was his having sentenced four convicts to transportation. Johnson, in an agony of impatience to get rid of such a companion, exclaimed, "I heartily wish, Sir, that I were a fifth.- James Boswell: Life of Johnson

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